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1903, 2023

Immigrants Have One Less Reason To Visit a CIS Office

By |March 19th, 2023|Categories: DHS / Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. March 19, 2023 Ask any user of the U.S. immigration system and they will tell you that there are not many things more frustrating than trying to obtain case status or general information by way of a call to U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service’s (CIS) 1-800 Customer Service line. The challenging user experience is made even worse when you seek to arrange an in-person appointment at [...]

1603, 2023

8 Common Reasons to Hire an Immigration Lawyer in Chicago

By |March 16th, 2023|Categories: General|

Immigrants make up more than ten percent of the United States population. Immigrants aren't the only people who might need legal advice from an immigration attorney, either. Let's go through the most common reasons for hiring an immigration lawyer in Chicago. 1. Applying for a Green Card or Citizenship A green card (a nickname for a Permanent Resident Card), is a document issued by the government that allows a person to [...]

803, 2023

Marriage Fraud & Conditional Green Cards:  If We Don’t Get You in the Wash, We’ll Get You in the Rinse    

By |March 8th, 2023|Categories: Conditional Permanent Residence Based on Marriage|

By: Richard Hanus, Esq. March 8, 2023 There are some moments in our lifetimes where we look back and vividly remember the exact sights and sounds, and no matter how far in the past or unsensational the moment.  One of my favorite unforgettable immigration lawyer moments, was a simple, non-confrontational interaction with a veteran immigration officer at the then Immigration and Naturalization Service’s (INS) Chicago Field Office.  It was the [...]

2802, 2023

Green Card vs Citizenship: 5 Key Differences to Know About

By |February 28th, 2023|Categories: Green Cards|

Believe it or not, the U.S. accepts more immigrants than nearly any country in the world by a large margin. Every year, the U.S. grants over 140,000 new green cards every year, and welcomed over 800,000 new citizens after the pandemic backup in 2021! If you're considering moving to the United States, you have several options to choose from. Let's talk compare green card vs citizenship to see which route [...]

2002, 2023

The Return of a Simpler Visa Stamp Renewal Program for Foreign Workers

By |February 20th, 2023|Categories: Non-Immigrant Visas for Temporary Workers / H-1B|

By:  Richard Hanus, Esq. Published – February 20, 2023 There used to be a time when a foreign national worker in the U.S. did not need to depart the country and appear at a U.S. consular post to renew their U.S. work visa stamp.   Instead, that worker could send their foreign passport containing their expired work visa to a domestic U.S. Department of State office and within a period of [...]

1202, 2023

6 Ways a Chicago Immigration Lawyer Can Help You

By |February 12th, 2023|Categories: General|

The United States of America is a country built on immigration. Even today, the country attracts more immigrants than anywhere else in the world. More than one million people come from other countries to the US each year. But immigration can be a tricky issue. There are all kinds of hurdles that need to be clear and these can be highly confusing to the average Joe. That's why it's a good [...]